YouTube turns five. ‘ Common People’ video reminds us why it’s ace

Five years ago to the day, YouTube founder Jawed Karim posted an indescribably dull video of himself at a zoo on banging on about ‘cool elephants’.

The 19-second clip was the first ever video uploaded to YouTube, and in just five years it’s become the third most popular website in the world (behind Google and Facebook), with over a billion videos streamed every day by users around the world.

We were going to show you that first video, but watching this Conservative Party parody is far more fun: